Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt may recommend implant dentistry if you are missing one or more teeth. Dental implants are designed to be permanent replacements for your missing teeth and may be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth or an entire dental arch.
Implants consist of two main parts: an implant post and an implant restoration. The implant post is a small screw, usually made of titanium or another biocompatible material. It is surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace your tooth root and ensure a stable foundation for the replacement tooth. It is also designed to function like your original tooth root, stimulating the supporting jawbone to keep the bone tissue healthy and provide a long-term solution.
The implant restoration is a prosthetic tooth or teeth that caps the implant post. Depending on how many teeth you are replacing and your individual needs, your implant restoration may be a single crown, a bridge or a denture. Your restoration will be custom-made to ensure that it fits your smile comfortably and provides an aesthetic result.
Implants are designed to look, feel and function just like your original tooth, making them the ideal solution for replacing missing teeth. Most people are candidates for dental implants. If you have a pre-existing dental condition, such as tooth decay or periodontal disease, our dentist will recommend that you receive treatment for that condition prior to receiving an implant.
We invite you to call Arrowhead Family Dentistry at 909-889-3300 to schedule your consultation and learn more about the benefits of dental implants in San Bernardino, California.